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High Energy Theory Seminar

Friday, March 1, 2024
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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A Holographic Triptych at Large N
Nikolay Bobev, KU Leuven,

I will summarize recent results on the large N limit of path integrals of 3d SCFTs arising on the worldvolume of N M2-branes placed on compact Euclidean manifolds. The leading N^3/2 term in the large N expansion of these "free energies" receives 1/N, log(N), as well as exponentially suppressed corrections that can be computed using supersymmetric localization. I will describe how these corrections arise in the context of AdS/CFT and will show that in some instances they can be computed precisely and agree with the field theory results. I will also discuss the implications of these results for the physics of AdS black holes and the existence of scale separated AdS_4 vacua in string and M-theory.

The talk is in 469 Lauritsen.

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